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Viscount c/n 13

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Below are the 38 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 13 together with either the actual date that the photo was taken or an estimate of that date based on clues such as the livery worn or other background information.

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Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AMOC
November 1952

Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd. prior to delivery to British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in November 1952 in the fuselage main assembly jig.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOC
May 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Richard Chancellor'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in May 1953.

Note the Decca aerial on the tail.

BEA Photo Ref 4656

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOC
May 1953

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Richard Chancellor'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in May 1953.

Note the Decca aerial on the tail and that the forward passenger door has not yet had the livery stripes applied.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOC
May 1954

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Richard Chancellor'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa May 1954.

Note that the inboard propellers have now been replaced by the later 'needle' type.

Also note the BEA Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador (Elizabethan) in the background.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOC
October 1954

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Richard Chancellor'. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France circa October 1954.

Note that the inboard propellers have now been replaced by the later 'needle' type and that the Decca navigation aerial on the tail has now been removed.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOC
June 1956

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Richard Chancellor'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1956 outside the BEA engineering base.

Photo Ref V328

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOC
June 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Richard Chancellor'. Taken departing from Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa June 1957 after undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOC
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Richard Chancellor'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1959.

The BEA maintenance facility can be seen in the background.

Photo source - Jerry Hughes collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AMOC
May 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Richard Chancellor'. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1961 in the BEA maintenance hangar.

Photo source - David Rich

10

Starways Ltd
G-AMOC
January 1964

Leased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 1 January 1964 in a modified British Eagle livery retaining the tail logo.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Starways Ltd
G-AMOC
January 1964

Leased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 3 January 1964 in a modified British Eagle livery retaining the tail logo.

Photo source - Kenneth Roberts collection

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Starways Ltd
G-AMOC
January 1964

Leased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 11 January 1964 in a modified British Eagle livery retaining the tail logo.

Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Starways Ltd
G-AMOC
March 1964

Leased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in March 1964 in a modified British Eagle livery retaining the tail logo.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Starways Ltd
G-AMOC
March 1964

Leased from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa March 1964 just after arriving with Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey, later Sir Richard Starkey), an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.

Photo source - Liverpool Echo

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AMOC
May 1964

Returned from Starways Ltd. sub-lease and named 'City of Glasgow'. A very atmospheric shot taken at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium circa May 1964 amongst the terminal building flowers.

Photo source - Patrick Hargreaves

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AMOC
June 1964

Returned from Starways Ltd. sub-lease and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1964.

Photo source - Jennifer M Gradidge collection

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British Eagle International Airlines Ltd
G-AMOC
September 1964

Returned from Starways Ltd. sub-lease and named 'City of Glasgow'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa September 1964 with Bristol Britannia G-AOVC in the hangar.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-AMOC
May 1965

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd.lease. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1965.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Kev Darling collection

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Channel Airways
G-AMOC
June 1965

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd lease. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa June 1965.

Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Also note that the flaps are still in the landing position.

They are normally reset to the takeoff postion after landing.

The engineer on the port wing is topping up the Water Methanol tanks in case this is required during the takeoff phase.

Photo source - Owen Brady via Chris Brady

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Channel Airways
G-AMOC
August 1965

Returned from British Eagle International Airlines Ltd lease. Taken at an unknown location in August 1965.

Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

21

Bahamas Airways
VP-BCH
February 1966

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken arriving at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA circa February 1966 with the inboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

22

Channel Airways
G-AMOC
April 1966

Returned from Bahamas Airways lease. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in April 1966.

Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - John Morris collection

23

Channel Airways
G-AMOC
May 1966

Returned from Bahamas Airways lease. Taken during a spirited takeoff at Biggin Hill Airfield, Kent, England 14 May 1966.

The aircraft operated local pleasure flights as part of the Air Fair weekend.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-AMOC
July 1966

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in July 1966.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

25

Channel Airways
G-AMOC
August 1966

Returned from BKS Air Transport Ltd. lease. Taken landing at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in August 1966.

Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Richard Goring

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Channel Airways
G-AMOC
September 1966

Returned from BKS Air Transport Ltd. lease. Taken landing at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in September 1966.

Due to the proximity of the road at the end of the runway, landing aircraft resulted in vehicles being momentarily halted by the use of traffic lights.

This was a popular position for spotters and photographers.

Photo source - Richard Goring

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Air France
G-AMOC
June 1967

Leased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Cointrin Airport, Geneva, Switzerland circa June 1967 with Swissair providing the ground support.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Air France
G-AMOC
April 1967

Leased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in April 1967 after a repaint by Marshall's in Air France livery.

The engines are being ground run in an area where there is a high banking to help reduce the noise level.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

29

Air France
G-AMOC
April 1967

Leased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 16 April 1967.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

30

Air France
G-AMOC
April 1967

Leased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Tegel Airport, Berlin, West Germany in April 1967.

Photo source - Dieter Howig collection

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Air France
G-AMOC
July 1967

Leased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England 9 July 1967.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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Air France
G-AMOC
August 1967

Leased from Cambrian Airways. Taken departing from Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in August 1967.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Ulrich Neumann

33

Air France
G-AMOC
March 1968

Leased from Cambrian Airways. Taken at an unknown location in March 1968.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOC
June 1968

Returned from Air France lease. Taken at Tegel Airport, Berlin, West Germany 4 June 1968.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Peter Seemann

35

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOC
June 1969

Returned from Air France lease. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in June 1969.

Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Phil Graham

36

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOC
July 1969

Returned from Air France lease. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in July 1969.

Note the additional cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

37

Cambrian Airways
G-AMOC
June 1970

Returned from Air France lease. Taken at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium circa June 1970 with a British Air Ferries (BAF) Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair in the background.

Note the additional small cabin window which was introduced by British European Airways (BEA) as part of a high density seating configuration.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Cambrian Airways
G-AMOC
July 1971

Returned from Air France lease. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales circa July 1971 with Viscounts G-AMOJ (C/N 23), G-AMOO (C/N 28) on the far right and a tailless G-ANRS (C/N 75) also identified.

Photo source - G Hillard

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